St. Louis authorities clear charges against former-officer accused of Michael Brown’s shooting death

4 days ago

Ferguson news, Missouri news.

A St. Louis prosecutor announced that no charges will be considered against the former Ferguson Police officer accused of shooting death a black teen back in 2014.

Michael Brown, 18, was gunned down by white officer Darren Wilson after he refused to get out of the road and got into a dispute with the officer. His shooting sparked outrage across the country with months-long protests against police brutality.

Prosecutor Wesley Bell called the decision “one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do,” but he couldn’t prove Wilson’s act was murder or manslaughter after spending five-month reviewing evidence.

Wilson claimed he acted in self-defense when the teen approached him “menacingly.” Brown’s body was left on the street for almost four hours after the incident.